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Fanart Friday: Mawaru Penguindrum 10th Anniversary Film

One of our favorite anime series here on Beneath the Tangles is Mawaru Penguindrum, Kunihiko Ikuhara’s colorful, sometimes dark, sometimes whimsical series involving terrorists, magical girl …

Beneath the Tangles

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Colorful Stories Tag

The Rules #1 Share your favourite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colours’ traits: red: passionate, exciting, invigoratingblue: peaceful, calmin…

Grimm Reads

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The Colorful Stories Tag

I recently had the honor of being nominated for a blog challenge tag! Big thank you to Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan for tagging me, you should all…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Let’s Get Colorful – Colorful Stories Tag

First of all a big thank you to Al from Al’s Manga Blog for tagging me in this one! I’ve been eyeing this tag for awhile, secretly hoping…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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The race is on!– First Impressions: Appare-Ranman!

It’s a fictional period piece? About some drag racers in LA? In the steam era/cowboy? Sign me up, fam. It’s cute colorful and funny. I can see it…

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – 22 –Nine Angry Hashira

This week we meet the seven remaining Hashira, a most colorful bunch in both appearance and personality. Unfortunately, when they’re all standing in one place they look a…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Wonder Egg Priority – 03/04 [A Bare Knife / Colorful Girls]

Billed for many as the most ambitious anime of this Winter season (myself included), Wonder Egg captures difficult, heavy topics with striking imaginaries and raw emotions from its…

Star Crossed Anime

Wonder Egg Priority – 04

「カラフル・ガールズ」 (Karafuru Gaaruzu) "Colorful Girls" I didn't think Wonder Egg Priority could get any better. Yet here we are.

Random Curiosity

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100 Day Anime Challenge–Day 24

If you haven’t seen Made in Abyss your missing out. Despite its colorful environments and adorable characters, the series has a dark foreboding tone.

Otaku Orbit

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Magical girl anime is bright, colorful, and super exuberant! Giving little girls something really fun and happy to enjoy during their middleschool years, magical girl genre is all…

Anteiku Anime Reviews

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The History of Anime: Part 1 – Humble Beginnings

Anime is, in my opinion, one of the most unique forms of storytelling out there. The beautifully drawn artwork, the colorful characters, the vibrant culture, the sheer weirdness…

Starting Life From Zero

Is Assault Lily: Bouquet Good?

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Latest Wolfwalkers trailer from GKIDS showcases movie’s stylized artwork

Welcome, all, again.  Cutting to the chase, GKIDS recently released a longer trailer for the upcoming movie Wolfwalkers that showcases more of its colorful, stylized artwork–so I wanted…

Another Anime Review

D4DJ First Mix – Episode 1

D4DJ is like a swig of energy drink. It’s fun, colorful, high-octane, and I can already tell I’m going to have Rinku’s beloved dance track stuck in my…

Anime Feminist

Deca-Dence and the Meta of Narrative

Doing a video essay on #Deca-Dence talking about post-modernism and how the layers of story add up to a compelling metanarrative Support me on Patreon at htt...

Trash-Tier Waifu

Beastmen will be Beastmen- BNA Review

Kinda late to the game but it only seemed right that I, Star, write this one because of the first impression that I wrote about Beastars. It was…

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A Strange Manga – Akashiya Galaxy Shopping District

We are back again with me discussing yet again, another Higuchi Daisuke title. This one being one of the more colorful and vibrant series she’s done. Certainly, with…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Gibiate is a Dumpster Fire And Here's Why

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Trash-Tier Waifu

Star Trek: Lower Decks – 04 – Bad Lieutenant

For a show with Lower Decks in the title, there sure is a lot of time spent on the senior officers. And while they’re an equally colorful bunch, I’d…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Weekly Round-Up, 1-7 July 2020: Underpaid Translators, Anime Himbos, and Queer Doujinshi

AniFem Round-Up 2020 Summer Premiere Reviews All of this season’s premiere reviews in one place. BNA – Episode 1 Colorful mystery with a great lead and the usual…

Anime Feminist

Review: The Wonderland (Anime Movie)

The old adage reminds that it’s not the destination, but the journey that’s of consequence. That’s often true for characters in the stories we read and films we…

Beneath the Tangles

A Decade in Anime: Looking Back at 2010

I realise that many people have already spoken about the last decade. Bloggers, AniTubers, even companies have shared their favourite anime of the last decade. I may be…

A Girl & Her Anime

A Decade in Anime: Looking Back at 2010

I realise that many people have already spoken about the last decade. Bloggers, AniTubers, even companies have shared their favourite anime of the last decade. I may be…

A Girl & Her Anime

10 Year Retrospective, Month #1: Throwback to January 2010

As we celebrate our tenth anniversary on Beneath the Tangles, we want to take some time each month to look into the past, not only to commemorate our…

Beneath the Tangles

[Feature] No One is Born to Be a Slave: How The Twelve Kingdoms questions social systems

Fantasy is often described as escapism, but the genre has great potential to expose a reader to different perspectives on their own society while drawing them into an…

Anime Feminist

Spy X Family - My New Favorite Ship

As a Chinese male growing up with Chinese culture while living in America, I and many other Chinese have been asked questions by fellow Chinese like “When are you…

Manga Therapy - Where Psychology & Manga Meet

Popcorn Pulse 111: Cold Pursuit

It may not be a special number but we happen to like the triple digits. So we just had to pick a theme of some sorts. We couldn’t…

Anime Pulse

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12 Days of Anime: 2018 Food Edition – Day 3 – The Night is Short, DRINK on Girl!

This line of colorful cocktails from the movie, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, was one of my favorite visuals from 2018… I know this movie came out…

Itadakimasu Anime!

Tomino, Nagano and Kogawa’s Forgotten L-Gaim

One of the rarely talked about mecha shows of the 80’s is Heavy Metal L-Gaim, although it was one of my most unique experiences with anime of the…

Alex

Ep 01 - Banayalasis

Welcome to episode 1 of Anime is Lit, where we get hyped and nerdy about why anime is awesome. We talk about the art and storytelling in anime…

Anime is Lit

Thoughts on: Time and Space Are Nonsense: The Films of Seijun Suzuki by Tom Vick

 Being someone who digs about piles of Japanese cinema looking for interesting titles to watch and books to help me understand the medium I was quite happy to…

Koyagidō Kanwa子山羊堂閑話

Let’s Live a Colorful Life! – Review of Colorful

It was really hard to make Colorful sounded attractive. The anime overall was incredibly somber. Grey and blue made up for most of the film’s color template. Despite…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #414) Hyouge Mono

  Shownotes :: (show 414) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hyouge Mono, recorded live May 12th, 2013. This week we talked about…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #413) Anime Mirai

  Shownotes :: (show 412 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Anime Mirai, recorded live May 5th, 2013. This week we watched two…

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INTERVIEW: Director Yuki Tanada and The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky

Yuki Tanada at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival (L), The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky theatrical poster (R) by…

Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow

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Nobody Knows

誰も知らな い Hirokazu Koreeda, 2004 The breakdown of the modern family unit is a recurring theme for many Japanese…

Japachickyburgers

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OtakuGeneration (Show #324) InterventionCON 2011

  Shownotes :: (show 324) :: () :: () :: () :: () With InterventionCON 2011, recorded live August 21st, 2011. This week we talked with Oni and Hark…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #212) Karas

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 212) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Karas, recorded…

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